Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

mazurka

play
noun ma·zur·ka \mə-ˈzər-kə, -ˈzu̇r-\

Definition of mazurka

  1. 1 :  a Polish folk dance in moderate triple measure

  2. 2 :  music for the mazurka or in its rhythm usually in moderate 34 or 38 time



Variants of mazurka

also ma·zour·ka play \-ˈzu̇r-\

Origin of mazurka

Russian, from Polish mazurek, from Mazury Masuria, region of NE Poland


First Known Use: 1818


Learn More about mazurka


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mazurka? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds 100 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ